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We spotlight the best events and things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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Freelance journalists in Detroit are encouraged to submit pitches for stories about how development affects communities in the city.
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From the aquarium to the zoo, and everything in between.
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Hamtramck’s Zoning Board of Appeals will allow Esthi Queen Healing Spa to stay open, reversing a denial that spurred discrimination claims.
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Here's your last-minute cheat sheet to prep you for voting in the Aug. 3, 2021 Detroit primary and what to know about the races on the ballot.
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Tiara Boyd, owner of Esthi Queen Healing Spa in Hamtramck, believes racial prejudice is at the root of a decision that may shut her down.
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The 2021 Sidewalk Festival brings more than 30 artists and performers to create community-focused art experiences in Detroit neighborhoods.
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Detroit's recent floods damaged growers' crops and livelihoods -- but urban agriculture may also be part of the solution.
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